Sweet Pea Bush, Water Blossom Pea
Podalyria calyptrata

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Podalyria (po-dal-EYE-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: calyptrata (kal-lip-TRAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stockton, California

Watertown, South Dakota

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 2, 2005, PudgyMudpies from Stockton, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grew this from seed last year & really did not know much about it.
I am training mine to be a tree instead of a bush, and it should get 4-5 meters (13-16 ft) tall.